Capacity field to run in G1 Oakleigh Plate

Capacity field to run in G1 Oakleigh Plate

A capacity field of 18 plus four emergencies has been declared for the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield with favourite Nature Strip drawing barrier five.

Group One-winning mares Shoals and Viddora are equal topweights with 57kg and have drawn barriers seven and 11 respectively for Saturday’s 1100m sprint.

Recent W J Adams Stakes winner Bons Away has drawn 20 with Group Two-winning sprinter Eduardo even wider in 21.

The Chris Waller-trained stablemate to Nature Strip, three-year-old Charge, has drawn the inside barrier.

The emergencies are Crown Witness (22), Bel Sonic (6), Usain Bowler (12) and Vainstream (18).

8-04.50 LADBROKES OAKLEIGH PLATE 1100 M
1 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 7 57
2 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 11 57
3 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Damian Lane 5 56.5
4 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Hugh Bowman 14 55.5
5 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Linda Meech 20 54
6 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Michael Walker 13 53.5
7 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Stephen Baster 3 52.5
8 KEMONO (JPN) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Thornton 19 52.5
9 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Yendall 16 52
10 EDUARDO Sarah Zschoke Brian Park 21 52
11 ELLICAZOOM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 2 52
12 FROM WITHIN Toby Edmonds Beau Mertens 8 52
13 FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 9 52
14 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Chris Parnham 17 52
15 SENSEI Michael & Matthew Pitman Dean Holland 15 52
16 STEEL FROST Will Clarken Jamie Kah 4 52
17 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Craig Williams 10 50
18 CHARGE Chris Waller Michael Dee 1 50
19e CROWN WITNESS Henry Dwyer Damien Thornton 22 52
20e BEL SONIC Jason Warren 6 52
21e USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Dean Yendall 12 52
22e VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Fred W Kersley (a0) 18 52

Credit: AAP